Egypt has long been a popular tourist destination with visitors flocking to gaze in awe at the mystical pyramids and other ancient monuments. It also boasts the longest river in the world, the Nile, which is popular for cruises as well as Sharm el Sheikh which attracts diving enthusiasts from all over the world. Book cheap car hire in Egypt to ensure you don't miss out on anything that this magnificent country has to offer.
If you're travelling on a tight budget then we have a good range of cheap economy car hire to choose from with models on offer such as the Nissan Tiida and Chevrolet Aveo Sedan. If you're taking the family on holiday to Egypt and want a comfortable people carrier to accommodate a number of passengers and luggage then we have larger vehicles available such as the Chrysler Grand Voyager and Mercedes Vito.
Egypt Car Hire - Did You Know?
- Egypt is one of the most heavily populated countries in Africa and the Middle East with an estimated 80 million people living there.
- In January 2011 there was a revolution against the then leader Mohamed Mubarak which led to him resigning and fleeing the country.
- Egypt boasts the last remaining Seven Wonders of the World with the Great Pyramid which is a huge tourist attraction.
- The Sphinx unfortunately lost its nose in 1798 when Napolean's soldiers used it for target practice.
- The currency used in Egypt is the Egyptian Pound (EGP).
Egypt Mini Guide
The Arab Republic of Egypt is located in North Africa where the huge capital city of Cairo is built along the banks of the River Nile. Egypt also extends into Asia along the Sinai Peninsula.
Home of the Pyramids and the Sphinx, which are the last of the remaining original Seven Wonders of the World, Egypt is where one of the most sophisticated ancient was born. To see Egypt’s incredible buildings, temples, mummies and hieroglyphics is to truly be amazed by the abilities of mankind.
Among the many unmissable sights and things to do in Egypt are taking a Nile cruise, visiting the stunning Egyptian museum where you can see the chariots that the Pharaohs used to use as well as other artefacts, The Valley of the Kings and various incredible temples.
Situated mostly in the Sahara, Desert tours are very popular with tourists when visiting Egypt. Visitors may well wish to ride across the sand dunes on a camel or a horse for an unforgettable authentically Egyptian experience. But the searing summer heat of Egypt means that ideally you should plan your trip to coincide with the cooler months between November and March. All the same, always carrying bottled water with you is a good idea.
Visas are needed to enter Egypt and there are three types. The tourist visa gives you three months to explore the country while the entry visa is for those who are not entering on holiday. Transit visas are for certain countries but are rarely needed.
Egypt has several international airports. They are Cairo International Airport which is the primary entry point and the hub of the national carrier Egypt Air. Other airports are Alexandria Nozha, Aswan International Airport and Burg Al-Arab International Airport. Hurghada International Airport and Sharm El-Sheikh International Airport both receive a number of charter flights while Luxor International Airport has an increasing number of international scheduled flights, mostly from Europe, in addition to charter flights.
While driving in Egypt requires steady nerves, drivers will be pleased to know that the price of fuel is relatively cheap, and so will not add much to the cost of renting your car from Rhino Car Hire.